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A Cake Wreck is any cake that is unintentionally sad, silly, creepy, inappropriate - you name it. A Wreck is not necessarily a poorly-made cake; it's simply one I find funny, for any of a number of reasons. Anyone who has ever smeared frosting on a baked good has made a Wreck at one time or another, so I'm not here to vilify decorators: Cake Wrecks is just about finding the funny in unexpected, sugar-filled places.

Now, don't you have a photo you want to send me? ;)

- Jen

Entries in Sunday Sweets (417)

Sunday
Apr012012

Spring Sweets

Though it already feels like summer down here in sweltering ol' Florida, I'm determined to make the most of this "Spring" thing. (So long as it doesn't involve leaving the house, of course. Have you SEEN the pollen levels out there? HAVE YOU? Poor John is a one-man sneeze machine.)

Ahem.

So, yeah, in honor of Spring I plan to revel in sweet pastels...

By The Pastry Studio

And cutey-patootie lady bugs...

By Kimmy's Kakes

And even a little gardening!

Made by Jean D.

FYI: Oreo crumb "dirt" is my favorite kind of dirt.

 

Oh, and I couldn't decide which gardening cake I liked better, so here, have two:

By Truly Custom Cakery

Mmmm...edible garden tools.

 

I don't wear heels very often, and to be honest I'm not all that fond of shoe cakes...but this is the exception:

By We Love Yan's Cakes

Open mouth: insert shoe.

Seriously, this sweet Jimmy Choo shoe makes me think sugar and spice and everything frilly, girly, and nice. Perfect for a garden party where everyone's sipping tea out of delicate porcelain teacups like this:

Submitted by Emily B. and made by All About Cake

Except these teacups aren't porcelain; they're sugar. WOWZA.

 

And what garden is complete without a birdhouse?

By Sweet On Cake

(I can't get over that weathered "wood" fence and the "metal" roof. Amazing.)

 

And we can't forget Spring's main attraction: the flowers!

By Spring Lake Cake

Just when you thought a cake couldn't get any better, you go and learn that the butterflies are made of chocolate. I repeat: THE BUTTERFLIES ARE MADE OF CHOCOLATE.

Man, I love Spring.

 

And you'll never believe it, but these flowers are made of sugar paste:

Submitted by Alison M.; baker unknown. Spotted at the Sydney Royal Easter Show 2011.

 

And this is actually cake!

Submitted by Isabella, made by Williams-Sonoma

Well, ok, the missing slice helps make it a bit more believable.

 

If you follow me over on my other blog, Epbot, then you know I've had cherry blossoms on the brain lately. So naturally, I couldn't resist this slice of heaven:

By Small Things Iced

By the way, for all of you in the DC area admiring the cherry blossoms right now: I am so jealous.

 

Spring weddings always have the cleanest, freshest style:

Made by Julie D.

 

And finally, let's go out with a Sweet Spring-splosion!

By Sharon Wee Creations

Those flowers may look freshly cut, but they're actually painstakingly hand crafted from sugarpaste. The cake itself is fondant-free, though, and I have to say I'm really digging that texture. Absolutely gorgeous.

 

Hope you enjoyed my pollen-and-allergen-free Spring Sweets, guys! Happy Sunday!

Sunday
Mar252012

Sunday Sweets: Big Top Treats!

YA-da-duddle-duh-duh-DA-da-duddle!
YA-da-duddle-duh-duh-DA-da-duddle!
DA-da-da-da-da-DA-da-da-da-da ... ... ...

Wow. Sorry.
As you may have guessed, (but probably not) today's cakes are circus-themed!
(It's really hard to type out circus music).

Almost as hard, Jen tells me, as hunting down circus clown cakes that aren't creepy. But they DO exist, and here comes one now!

By Chocmocakes

It doesn't hurt that she's a pink widdle bear-clown waving a tiny flag, either.

 

Yessiree, boys and girls, prepare for adventure, because the circus has rolled into town!

By Studio Cake

Circus, and train, and Curious George themed? This cake is a total triple-whammy! I bet birthday boy Lance passed out from sheer excitement.

 

Now hurry, hurry, get your tickets today for the finest show under the big top!

By Doodle-Cakes

And look at those details!

We promise nonstop entertainment and thrills! And seals! And pinwheels!

 

That's right, getcha' popcorn, getcha' peanuts right here, folks, and getcha' self a good look at this circus spectacular:

By It's A Piece of Cake

I don't know what I love more, that ruffled layer or the "ropes" holding the whole thing up. (Side note: those ropes are actually called "guys" in circus-talk. Oh yeah, I researched to write about the circus, y'all. Now you are smarter.)

 

Now please, take your seats and turn your attention to the center ring, where Jumbo the elephant is about to perform a death-defying stunt atop a ball, atop some giant popcorn, atop a cake, atop another cake!

By It's a Piece of Cake

Another circus fun-fact: The circus invented the word 'jumbo!' It was a name made up by combining Swahili words and given to a large elephant owned by P.T. Barnum, who promoted him as the largest elephant on earth, and now we use it as an adjective!

Ok, ok, fine. I'll stop with the trivia. Sheesh.

 

Now this one has it all: Clowns and seals and stars! And a monkey ringmaster!

By Sang's Cakes

All in a vintage color-scheme that I love so much, I am seriously considering taking the whole thing in to the paint counter for some color-matching.

 

Hey, it looks like someone remembered to send in the clowns, because this cake is crawling with them!

By Baked Impressions

Admit it: you were a little freaked to scroll down to see a cake crawling with clowns. Don't be scared, though; they're super cute! Do you see the little one doing a hand-stand?

 

Pop-quiz: What is the best theme ever for a topsy-turvy cake? Take your time.

By It's a Piece of Cake

Did you say "circus theme?" Then you are correct! Loving the bright colors here.

 

And step right up for another topsy-turvy treat!

By Chocmocakes

Note to friends: I have just decided to change my name to Eva, and turn one this year, and I request this exact cake to be served at my first birthday party, thank you.

 

I will also accept this cake, but I might burst into tears at the intense adorableness of it.

By Baking Arts

I love the clean and modern look, I love the simple colors, and I love how the top is recessed a tiny bit.

 

But ladies and gentlemen, you haven't seen "recessed" yet! You haven't even begun to see it!

By KaKE

Do you see it?

Holy smokes.

The figures are recessed into the cake! Absolutely incredible. I know I say this a lot, but SO MUCH DETAIL HERE! Drink it in!

 

And now, hold on to your hats, folks, 'cuz it's the moment you've all been waiting for.

...
*drumroll*


The Grand Finale! Behold:

By Frosted Art Bakery
(More pics here)

*cymbals crash, acrobats soar in the background, confetti canons explode, clowns go crazy, audience claps their hands off, everyone takes a final bow*

You just can't top a cake that requires an electrical outlet.

(Yep, it had motors! I think all the tiers rotated independently.)

We hope you enjoyed the show!


Have a Sweet to nominate?  Then send it to us at sundaysweets(at)cakewrecks.com!